With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Chadron. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is important to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the pros at MPC Heating & Cooling:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution!
- Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tested things out – your system is programmed to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the heat hits. The experts at MPC Heating & Cooling will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 308-832-4321 or set up an appointment with us online.